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(backbone) is a column of bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of one another. Each
vertebra has a hole in its center. The spinal canal is the opening in the
vertebrae through which the spinal cord runs.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics